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Black Book Records

Chris Lake

Lots of artists come and go, burning out before leaving a mark with their sound. Others hit a stride and never stop growing — like Chris Lake, who’s spent more than two decades cultivating a career in house music on his own terms. DJ Mag caught up with the UK-born, LA-based producer to learn about his history, and how he’s bestowing life’s biggest lessons on the new artists of Black Book Records 

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